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First Name: Ben

Last Name: Fuller

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Middle Name: Hebard

Date of Birth: 27 February 1870

Date of Death: 08 June 1937

Rank: Major General

Years Served:
Ben Hebard Fuller

•  Spanish-American War (1898)
•  Philippine-American War (1899 - 1902)
•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Ben Hebard Fuller

Major General, U.S. Marine Corps

Ben Hebard Fuller was born on 27 February 1870.

Fuller graduated from the U.S. Navy Academy in 1889 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in the Spanish-American War and fought in the Philippines during the march to Peking.

During World War I, he served as Commander of the 2nd Brigade of Marines in the Dominican Republic and on the Staff of the Military Governor of Santo Domingo as Secretary of State. He returned to the U.S. in 1925, was promoted to Brigadier General and assigned to U.S. Marine Corps Headquarters as Assistant Commandant.

In 1930, he was promoted to Major General and appointed the 15th Commandant of the Marine Corps, serving in that position until he retired in March 1934.

Death and Burial

Major General Ben Hebard Fuller died on 8 June 1937. He is buried at the Annapolis National Cemetery in Annapolis, MD.

Honoree ID: 2524   Created by: MHOH




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